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APU Malaysia signs up to use Forestpin Analytics to enhance students’ learning experiences


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1500Rimbun Forensic Advisory Sdn Bhd the partners representing Foresptin in Malaysia signed the MOA with APU to enhance the undergraduate and post graduate learning experiences on Forensic Accounting software. Forestpin Analytics is a Sri Lankan software used by large corporates in Sri Lanka like John Keells Holdings, Hemas Holdings and MAS Intimates to reduce operational risk. 

Forestpin compares new transactions such as purchase orders, payments, sales receipts with past transactions patterns using mathematical and statistical models to provide alerts and analytics on suspicious transactions. These often result in data entry corrections and process improvements.  Machine learning is used to enhance the relevance of alerts.  The software has been cited in a presentation at the American Accounting Association annual conference.

Asia Pacific University Malaysia (APU) is a part of the APIIT Education Group which has emerged over the years as one of Malaysia’s largest education groups addressing all levels of education. The Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU) is amongst Malaysia’s premier private universities, and is where a unique fusion of technology, innovation and creativity works effectively towards preparing graduates for significant roles in business and society globally. 

APU has earned an enviable reputation as an award-winning university through its achievements in winning a host of prestigious awards at national and international levels, as well as an excellent track record in producing highly employable graduates who are able to immediately contribute to industry upon graduation. Originally established as the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) in 1993 and the Asia Pacific University College of Technology & Innovation (UCTI) in 2004, APU’s sound approach to nurturing school leavers into qualified professionals has resulted in  graduates being highly sought after by employers. 

With an international student community from more than 110 countries studying in its Malaysian campus, APU offers a truly cosmopolitan learning environment which prepares students well for the global challenges which lie ahead.

On a news release by APIIT Group Corporate Communications states, “As part of the MOA, students who are under Forensic Accounting-related programs will have access to the Forestpin Analytics software, an analytics software that is able to pick up discrepancies in data, which aids in better and simpler forensic investigations. This software will provide an experiential learning experience for the students, and they will better understand the basic operations of the Forensic Accounting industry and they will be able to possess knowledge in using industry-compatible tools and software to apply their skills in the relevant field. In addition, under the MOA, Rimbun Forensic Advisory will explore further areas of collaboration, including research in the forensic computing field.”

Rimbun Forensic Advisory Sdn Bhd is specialised boutique firm focusing on Prevention, Detection and Response to fraud related incidents and is a part of the Rimbun Group. Rimbun’s other areas of expertise include Corporate Recovery and Project Rehabilitation. They started as users of Forestpin Analytics in 2016 and later formed a partnership with Forestpin to promote Forestpin Analytics in the region.  


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